Idiomatic portable way to strip line endings?
tim at vegeta.ath.cx
Sun Dec 16 17:22:43 CET 2001
Ulf Magnusson <ulf.magnusson at ubm-computing.com> graced us by uttering:
>> In general, I can use:
>> line = line[:-1]
>> del line[-1:]
> There is an easy way to print them without the newline
> print "hello world",
> Use a comma attached at the end, this ofcourse doesn't modify the
> string (strings are unmutable) but it fixes the print output.
I think you misunderstood my question.
s = "a string\n"
s == "a string"
OTOH, when I write filters, yours is the exact idiom I use.
> the string module also supports the following
> rstrip, strip, lstrip
> which removes whitespaces (on the right side, the whole string, left side)
This breaks on strings like:
Start: " string bookended by whitespace \n"
Target: " string bookended by whitespace "
w/ .rstrip: " string bookended by whitespace"
w/ .strip: "string bookended by whitespace"
Often the (l|r)?strip methods work fine, but sometimes I need to
preserve " " and "\t" in the string.
Thanks for you help, tho. =)
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